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Girl Rising Team

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Martha Adams

Chief Creative Officer / Senior Producer

Martha Adams is an award-winning documentary producer who has tackled a wide variety of real-life stories; be it fighting on the front lines in Iraq or trafficking along the US-Mexican border. Audiences can enjoy her work in more than 160 countries around the world on networks such as the BBC, Discovery, National Geographic and NHK Japan.

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Nishima Chudasama

Campaign Producer & Production Manager / Associate Producer

Nishima Chudasama is the Campaign Producer and Production Manager of the Girl Rising LA team and Associate Producer of the Girl Rising film. She has a background in international development, theater, media production, and higher education and puts these eclectic experiences to good use at Girl Rising.

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Holly Gordon

Campaign Founder / Executive Producer

Holly Gordon is a Founder of Girl Rising, a global movement for girls’ education. She is also an Executive Producer for the film of same name, at the center of the movement, Girl Rising.  Holly was selected by Fast Company as a member of the League of Extraordinary Women in 2012 and named by Newsweek/Daily Beast as one of 125 Women of Impact in 2012.

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Kayce Freed Jennings

Senior Producer 

Kayce Freed Jennings has extensive experience in both television news and documentaries. Before co-founding DocGroup – and helping to start its predecessor, PJ Productions – she spent 20 years at ABC News, covering international and national news and producing for virtually every broadcast in the network news division. She was on the staffs of Nightline, World News Tonight, Day One and 20/20, and based in London, Atlanta and New York.

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Christina Lowery

Managing Director

Christina Lowery brings broad experience as an independent documentary producer to DocGroup, having produced programs for PBS, ABC, CNN, A&E and The History Channel. Her feature film experience includes work as an archival footage consultant, most recently for Shine a Light, Martin Scorsese’s Rolling Stones concert film for Paramount Classics and The Good Shepherd directed by Robert DeNiro for Universal Pictures. She has also produced short-form documentary videos for the Smithsonian Museum.

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Justin Reeves

Director of NGO Partnerships

Justin Reeves joined DocGroup in 2010 after returning from six years working with grassroots NGO’s in Latin America.  He has worked both as a journalist and in communications for NGO’s throughout Ecuador, Argentina and Chile. While pursuing his Master’s degree in Chile, he focused his humanitarian work on women and children living with HIV/AIDS and his production work on women marginalized by mental illness.

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Richard Robbins

Film Director

Richard E. Robbins is an award-winning writer, director, and producer whose work includes both fiction and non-fiction. His work has been honored by the International Documentary Association, the Directors Guild, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, The Columbia DuPont Awards, and many others. He is a founding partner of The Documentary Group.

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Samantha Wright

Vice President of Impact Strategy

Samantha is passionate about the power of storytelling to create global change. A new transplant to New York City, Samantha was recently based in China as Managing Director of TEDxBeijing.

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Samantha Adler

Grassroots Community Manager

Samantha joins the project with a passion for journalism, cinema, travel, and human rights advocacy. She recently graduated from New York University, where she studied journalism and cinema studies. Samantha has previously worked in non-profit communications at the Corporation for Supportive Housing.

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Tom Yellin

Executive Producer

As executive producer Tom Yellin has overseen numerous critically-acclaimed DocGroup projects, including the recent America in Primetime, a premier series on PBS showcasing the creative minds behind the new golden age of television; the Peabody award-winning ABC News Special, To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports; and the Academy Award nominated documentary Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience.

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